I Believe

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Have you ever heard someone say “I don’t know what I believe anymore?” I’m always perplexed by such a statement. What piece of information can be delivered to us that we no longer know where we stand with our beliefs?

Much like my about page, or the ABC’s of Me, I’ve decided to write about things I believe. Why? Because if you’re at all interested in my blog, you may want to know what I stand for. You may be looking for common ground. And because one day, this may be interesting for my children.

So without further ado, I believe…

Life

  • I believe in the idea of karma; and what goes around comes around.
  • I believe judgement of another person is normal and natural. I do not however, believe that it’s right.
  • I believe a person’s most defining moment of character is what they do when no one is watching them.
  • I believe the world could be a better place if people looked up at each other, nodded, and smiled.
  • I believe in giving, when I have something to give.
  • I believe if you feel the whole world has turned against you, you may need to take a look at yourself.
  • I believe in the power of protesting, and making your voice heard.
  • I believe in the ability to create a masterpiece from nothing.
  • I believe sugar coating statements leads to further confusion.
  • I believe in honesty.
  • I believe people, in general, are good.
  • I believe beauty, and smarts are in the eye of the beholder.
  • I believe the only thing certain about death is death itself.

Me

  • I believe I am strong-willed, and independent.
  • I believe I’m a good Mother, always looking to be better.
  • I believe I often care too much.
  • I believe life experiences have made me a better person.
  • I believe I constantly strive for knowledge.
  • I believe I have a lot to learn, and teach.
  • I believe that I live each day trying to be the best me I know how to be.
  • I believe I burn more bridges than I create.
  • I believe I’m difficult to live with.
  • I believe I’m difficult to be friends with, if you’re not open to opinions.
  • I believe I’m fun, and funny.

Family & Children

  • I believe family has nothing to do with blood.
  • I believe children become what they see.
  • I believe in being united, and standing together.
  • I believe siblings are a gift.
  • I believe my children are dependent little people; not helpless.
  • I believe my children are examples of the kind of person I wish I was.
  • I believe divorce may sometimes be a necessary evil.
  • I believe in standing up for people who love me, regardless if I agree with them or not.
  • I believe those that have older children than me, know more about parenting than I do. However, that doesn’t meant that they are right or better.
  • I believe my children have forever changed my life.

Religion

  • I believe in religious freedom; including freedom from religion.
  • I believe the Bible was written by men and has nothing to do with God’s message.
  • I believe Jesus lived though not sure about his role or what he actually did.
  • I believe there is an after life but I don’t pretend to know what it will consist of.
  • I believe hell is used as a scare tactic.
  • I believe anyone seeking an answer — good or bad — can find that answer in the Bible and use it to discriminate against any thing or person they so choose.
  • I believe if there is a God, religion is just branches of the same God and there are multiple paths to get to “Him.”
  • I believe religious organizations have no place in politics; or should have the ability to dictate how non-religious people live.

I am sure, without a doubt, there are many more things I believe. But this is just a taste of those things.

As I learn, and grow my beliefs change. And it’s from that knowledge and growth that I have developed these beliefs. Will these change? It’s possible. Though sometimes it may be hard, I do my best to keep an open mind to constantly learn and enjoy what other’s have to say — and during those times, beliefs may change.

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